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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse20 Nov 2017 9:23 p.m. PST

"The Soviet navy was not in great shape at the onset of the German invasion on June 22, 1941. Stalin had decimated the ranks of the naval officer corps, which greatly complicated planning, and the invasion forced many warship projects to a halt.

The Soviets envisioned one of these projects, the Kronshtadt-class battlecruiser, to be faster than Germany's Bismarck-class battleship and more powerful than the Scharnhorst.

Alas, the demands of the war saw that the Kronshtadt was never built. But in 1944, Soviet premier Joseph Stalin rebooted the concept for a namesake ship, the Stalingrad-class battlecruise…"


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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Very interesting article. Thanks for posting.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse21 Nov 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Just a quick look at it & the American Alaska Class heavy cruiser comes to mind. Similar 12 inch main guns in 3 triple turrets.

StarCruiser21 Nov 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

Just proves that Soviet Admirals weren't stupid… At that time, the battleship (and battlecruiser) were both superseded by carriers.

It would have spent more time in harbor rusting, than anything else.

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